Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Executive Summary
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
Core Qualifications
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Professional Experience
09/2008 to 06/2015 Co-Founder Cline Davis & Mann, Inc. | , , India
  • | Have been part of the founding team at Unconvention - a platform offering a combination of initiatives that inspires early-stage social entrepreneurs, shares expert knowledge from sector leaders, and connects people to an eco-system of opportunities and resources.
  • Strategy and Scale: Launched in 2009 and after 5 editions, decentralized it to 15 cities (Unconvention|L) Launched Unconvention|Speaker Series, a monthly session in 5 select cities to provide hand-holding support to potential early stage SEs.
  • Developed a Pitch fest component as part of Unconvention|L to identify the 100 of the best and brightest SEs from India.
  • Initiated and executed Entrepreneur Scholarships to identify 50 SEs from tier2/tier3 cities for national exposure at the national Unconvention conference.
  • Pioneered a landmark partnership in 2012 between Intellecap's Sankalp forum and Villgro's Unconvention to create Sankalp Unconvention Summit that brings together more than 1,500 delegates, thought leaders, industry experts, policy makers from around the world to voice, discuss, debate issues, trends and solutions that aid social enterprise development.
  • Research: Worked and launched a research report on Regional Social Enterprise Ecosystems in India covering 9 cities.
  • Marketing and Communications: Provided strategic inputs for development of design strategy, marketing & execution strategy as well as oversee implementation of various initiatives under Unconvention.
  • Operations: Developed systems and process to ensure smooth reporting of program goals and achievements Worked in tandem with the other verticals to develop the program to become a strong pipeline for incubation services.
  • Created work-plans for the program including budgeting, activity timeline and impact metrics.
  • Team Management: Led a team of 3 full time + 4 part time people to deliver various initiatives under Unconvention Fund Raising: Developed proposals and raised multiple rounds of funding from donors for the program.
  • Also ensured timely and accurate donor reporting Partnerships: Developed and nurtured more than 60 international, national and local partners for various initiatives of Unconvention.
  • PROJECTKHEL, SOCIETY FOR DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh, India Co-Founder July 2012 - Till date KHEL (an acronym for Kids Holistic Education and Life Skills) is a novel program which uses sports and games to achieve developmental outcomes.
  • We work with underprivileged children and those in difficult circumstances, using sports as a platform, it hopes to bring about positive change in their lives.
  • We recognize children's `right to play' and believe that sports, in itself, builds character and teaches important life-lessons.
  • We use activities and games to build essential life skills identified by WHO and UNICEF as especially important for children from these backgrounds, and also impart key awareness messages related to areas such as health, self-presentation, sanitation, child sexual abuse, menstrual hygiene management, substance abuse, etc.
  • Worked towards establishing a legal entity (Not for profit) in India Created and executed operational plans Was responsible for recruiting project managers and training them to conduct sessions Development of sessions modules Worked with more than 25 local partners to deliver the following impact.
  • Sports & Life Skills: Overall 1700 children and currently 1000.
  • Menstrual Health and Hygiene: 2000 adolescent girls.
  • Child Sexual Abuse : 4000 children.
  • Puberty and teen related issues: 1500 adolescent girls.
  • Responsible for fund raising for the organisation.
04/2007 to 11/2007 Research Executive Kb Homes | , , India
  • Supervision and monitoring research assignments in rural development projects.
  • Client interface with government and international agencies.
  • Data analysis and report writing for rural sector research projects of Government of India in Uttar Pradesh State.
  • Assistance in preparation of project proposals and EOIs.
04/2006 to 04/2007 Coordinator AIDE ET ACTION | City, , India
  • Coordination of all activities of iLEAD, flagship project of AeA, including establishment of 5 vocational education centers in North India Support to candidates at iLEAD centre in achieving sustainable livelihood and employability skills Assistance in preparation of proposals for Government agencies as well as International funding agencies ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Projects Marketing and logistics management of energy products for rural India Organisation: TARAhaat Information and Marketing Services Ltd., New Delhi (Development Alternatives Group) Evaluation of the Rural Distribution Network ­ A GIS based Study Organisation: PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt.
  • Ltd, Lucknow Foreign Travel.
  • Was awarded the scholarship to attend SOCAP, San Francisco.
  • Also designed & curated a panel discussion at.
Expected in May 2017 Master of Public Administration | Economic and Political Development & Gender Policy COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, School of International and Public Affairs, New York, GPA:
Economic and Political Development & Gender Policy
Expected in 17 | Joint Japan World Bank Scholar, , GPA:
Expected in March 2006 Post Graduate Diploma | Forest Management, Rural Development INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREST MANAGEMENT, Bhopal, GPA:
Forest Management, Rural Development
Expected in June 2003 Bachelor of Computer Application | Computer Science CCS UNIVERSITY, Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad, GPA:
Computer Science
SOCAP (September 2012, 10 days) Part of a working group on Global Student Innovator Engagement, organized by The Lemelson Foundation, Indonesia (August 2009, 10 days) Others · Co-President, South Asia Association at Columbia University · Board Member, Columbia Impact Investing Initiative at Columbia University · SIPA Peer Advisor 2016
budgeting, Client, Data analysis, Entrepreneur, Fund Raising, GIS, Government, legal, logistics management, marketing, Marketing and Communications, 2000, Enterprise, Network, novel, profit, proposals, Speaker, recruiting, report writing, reporting, Research, San, Strategy, strategic, Summit, Supervision, tandem, Team Management
Additional Information
  • SOCAP (September 2012, 10 days) Part of a working group on Global Student Innovator Engagement, organized by The Lemelson Foundation, Indonesia (August 2009, 10 days) Others · Co-President, South Asia Association at Columbia University · Board Member, Columbia Impact Investing Initiative at Columbia University · SIPA Peer Advisor 2016

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  • Joint Japan World Bank Scholar
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